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March 25, 2015
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. said today that it will carry out scheduled maintenance at its Al Waha propylene and polypropylene (PP) facility at Al Jubail. The turnaround will begin on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sahara-to-carry-out-turnaround-at-Al-Waha-Samapco-plans-chlor-alkali-EDC-maintenance_68885.html
March 23, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co. said today that it has completed the scheduled maintenance of its propylene and polypropylene plants, which began on 1 March, and resumed operations at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-completes-turnaround-at-Al-Jubail-plants_68817.html
March 23, 2015
The president of Dangote Group (Lagos), Aliko Dangote, has announced that the company will increase its Lagos-based refinery project’s throughput to 650, 000 bbl/day, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Reports-Nigeria-raises-capacity-of-refinery-petchems-project_68809.html
March 23, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded a three-year technical services agreement contract to Amec Foster Wheeler for the former’s Mina Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Orpic-award-3-year-services-contract-to-Amec-Foster-Wheeler_68807.html
March 12, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, said today that it had to extend its steam cracker maintenance period by an additional 10 days after discovering a technical fault. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Kayan-extends-maintenance-at-Jubail-halts-PE-production_68471.html
February 17, 2015
Sibur announced today that the first foundations have been laid on ZapSibNeftekhim, the company’s biggest investment project being built at Tobolsk, Russia. The ceremony was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-starts-work-on-its-largest-project-completion-may-take-longer-than-expected_67831.html
February 13, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail) plans to shut its propylene and polypropylene (PP) plants at Al Jubail for three weeks of planned maintenance starting on 1 March, the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-to-shut-propylene-PP-plants-for-maintenance-in-March_67775.html
February 3, 2015

LyondellBasell’s fourth-quarter earnings have beaten the analysts’ consensus estimate by 15%, with lower feedstock costs more than making up for lower product prices. However, the company expects lower crude oil prices to pressure margins in the year ahead. Fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations totaled $796 million, down 32% year-over-year (YOY) from $1.177 billion. Sales totaled $10.29 billion, down 8% YOY from $11.138 billion. The quarter included a $715 million non-cash, pre-tax charge for the impact of a lower-of-cost-or-market (LCM) inventory adjustment.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-beats-consensus-by-15-percent-as-lower-feedstocks-make-up-for-product-prices_67452.html
February 1, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced, Jubail, Saudi Arabia), a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP) announced on Sunday that it signed long-term offtake agreements on 29...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Saudi-PP-producer-appoints-Mitsubishi-Corp-and-Domo-as-offtakers_67387.html
January 21, 2015
Sahara Petrochemical Co. said today that its polypropylene production affiliate Al Waha Petrochemical Co. has signed an Islamic facility agreement with Saudi British Bank and Banque...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Al-Waha-signs-big-loan-agreement_67034.html
January 16, 2015
Market sources are expecting February orders for polypropylene (PP) in the US market to be made more difficult to fulfil by recent production issues and planned turnarounds that are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PP-production-issues-expected-to-challenge-US-market-in-February_66924.html
January 9, 2015
Sabic's European regional subsidiary is encountering "system issues," and the company does not yet know when these issues will be fully resolved and when business will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sabic-Europe-encounters-system-issues-at-Europe-production-sites_66716.html
January 5, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co., a Saudi producer of propylene and polypropylene, today reported its preliminary 2014 results. The company reports fourth-quarter net profit increased 24%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-reports-higher-profits_66539.html
January 5, 2015
National Petrochemical Industrial Co. (NatPet; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia) will shut its propylene and polypropylene (PP) complex at Yanbu on 25 January for scheduled maintenance, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/NatPet-to-shut-PP-complex-this-month-for-maintenance_66529.html
December 19, 2014
Ineos Technologies has licensed its Innovene polypropylene (PP) process for manufacturing PP homopolymers and random and impact copolymers to the Full-Tech (Changzhou) Chemistry &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-licenses-polypropylene-technology-to-China_66368.html
December 17, 2014
Combined polyolefin exports from the United States and Canada tumbled in October, according to data compiled by Veris Consulting for the ACC Plastics Industry Producers' Statistics Group. Overall sales results were mixed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Steep-October-decline-for-US-Canada-polyolefin-exports_66221.html
December 10, 2014
Global Bioenergies has produced bio-sourced propylene via fermentation. The company says it has created a proprietary prototype strain that is able to convert glucose into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Global-Bioenergies-succeeds-in-making-bio-sourced-propylene_65981.html
December 9, 2014
US production of major plastic resins totaled 6.40 billion lbs during October, a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 1.2%, according to ACC. However, production for the first 10 months dropped 2.5% YOY, to 62.0 billion lbs....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/ACC-reports-October-increase-in-US-resin-production_65994.html
November 19, 2014
Sibur’s subsidiary Biaxplen, a major producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) has launched a new type of biaxially oriented metallized heat sealable film. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Biaxplen-launches-new-type-of-metallized-BOPP-film_65525.html
November 13, 2014
Japan Polypropylene (JPP; Tokyo), a joint venture between Japan Polychem—a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical—and JNC Corp. (Tokyo), has announced an expansion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Japan-Polypropylene-to-expand-compounding-capacity-in-US-China_65367.html
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